Maersk to Operate First-of-its-Kind Green Warehouse in Denmark
A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) has announced the construction of the company’s first low GHG emissions contract logistics warehouse in Denmark realised in partnership with Taulov Dry Port, which is a Danish joint venture between ADP A/S and PFA Pension.
The warehouse is part of Maersk’s strategy to accelerate the delivery of fulfilment capability in Denmark.
Birna Odefors, Area Managing Director, Nordics, A.P. Moller - Maersk said: "We are pleased to announce our first green contract logistics warehouse in Denmark. Many of our customers are looking for long-term partners that have such capabilities to reduce their entire climate footprint.
"The Taulov facility also has a strategic position in Europe and will be a key asset to serve our customers as a deconsolidation point and add value by optimizing transport modes with its port, rail and road links creating flexibility in flows by accelerating or slowing down supply chains."
The green contract logistics warehouse is aiming to be built to BREEAM Excellent standards with zero direct emissions from operations in full accordance with Maersk´s overall goal to decarbonise its entire operations by 2040.
The 40,000 sqm facility has an option for an additional 40.000 sqm and is scheduled to become operational in 2024. It will be located in Taulov in South Denmark underpinning Maersk´s strong logistics footprint in Northern Europe and responding to rising market demands.
Maersk’s emissions targets entail that at least 90 pct. of its global cold chain and contract logistics operations will be certified as green by 2030 (scope 1 and 2).
The agreement with Maersk to build the first logistics warehouse with zero emission from fuel and energy is another milestone for the development of Taulov Dry Port and is an important step in the long-term partnership.
Advances in technology, new industry standards and increasing customer demand for sustainable supply chains have speeded up the ambitious project.
All indoor and outdoor equipment in the warehouse will be electrified, solar panels will be installed on the entire roof of the warehouse and excess renewable energy produced will be fed to the grid.
Battery driven trucks will be used for all of the shunting operations and hydrogen stations are planned within 150 metres from site.
The warehouse has a zero emissions approach to both direct and indirect aspects of the operations, why charging not only will be provided to electric commercial trucks and cars, but also private cars, bicycles, and electric scooters.